Our lab focuses on bridging the gap between genotypes and phenotypes. At a broader scale, we are keen to integrate various large-scale biological datasets such as phenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, methylomics data and functional annotations to boost the power of Genome-wide Association Study and Genomic Selection.

Our lab’s major interests include:

  • Using quantitative and population genetics approaches to understand the genetic architecture of agronomically important traits, and how deleterious alleles shape the patterns of plant adaptation.
  • Exploring the genetic basis of heterosis and predicting hybrid performance by incorporating biological annotation information.
  • Collecting and modeling complex phenotypes, such as molecular phenotypes, time series phenotypes, or phenotypes obtained via image analyses, and understanding the molecular mechanism controlling for plant development.